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Old 03-10-2013, 10:22 AM
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Who did you write to in Berlin Gerrywins?
My CO is on holiday till end of this month so she left a recorded voice message saying that any of her clients who have queries while she is away should write to [email protected]. Thats who I wrote to.

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My CO is on holiday till end of this month so she left a recorded voice message saying that any of her clients who have queries while she is away should write to [email protected]. Thats who I wrote to.
Have you been told when your form 80 was sent to ASIO? Have you by any chance heard of anyone whose security check didn't take 1 year?


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Have you been told when your form 80 was sent to ASIO? Have you by any chance heard of anyone whose security check didn't take 1 year?
My form 80 was sent to ASIO exactly one year ago in March 2012. I know someone from Africa who forgot to submit form 80 and the CO did not even ask for it, he got his visa after 6 months of lodging it.

My advise to all those people who haven't lodged their application is " make sure you conveniently forget to submit form 80". Form 80 is our downfall. As far as I know, all those people who are waiting 19,18,15,13 months, are all waiting because of form 80.

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We used an agent (useless!) to make sure that everything was submitted correctly . We did not submit Form 80 only when requested by the first CO in February 2012., but were not told when she forwarded to ASIO. I have been writing emails once a month, I called once, but CK did not return my call. I have written email to the main email address of the embassy, just to have a generic response saying nothing of essence. I have complained to DIAC , and I got a reply saying bla bla bla, they are doing everything to have our application processed as quickly as possible. I complained to IGIS, and they said everything is progressing as normal, and to contact them in April again if our case is not resolved by then. I had enough of this mindless situation. I am going over to Berlin and I requested an appointment with CK, she kindly agreed to meet me at the end of March. I am really curious what she is going to tell me face to face. I don't know what else to do.


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We used an agent (useless!) to make sure that everything was submitted correctly . We did not submit Form 80 only when requested by the first CO in February 2012., but were not told when she forwarded to ASIO. I have been writing emails once a month, I called once, but CK did not return my call. I have written email to the main email address of the embassy, just to have a generic response saying nothing of essence. I have complained to DIAC , and I got a reply saying bla bla bla, they are doing everything to have our application processed as quickly as possible. I complained to IGIS, and they said everything is progressing as normal, and to contact them in April again if our case is not resolved by then. I had enough of this mindless situation. I am going over to Berlin and I requested an appointment with CK, she kindly agreed to meet me at the end of March. I am really curious what she is going to tell me face to face. I don't know what else to do.
Wow you have done a lot. When you write to Berlin every month what do you say? Do you ask for an update or what? Do you write to CK and if so does she reply?
I have also left phone messages and she doesn't call back. I think we got a bad one.
I'm happy that you got a meeting with her. Will be very interesting to see how she is face to face.


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I usually say it has been x number of months that we have been waiting, is there anything further she needs from us to have our visa finalised. I have got first time an email saying that she is our new CO and needs security clearance to proceed , then a little annoyed email saying to contact her only if there is new information, and that she doesn't need anything further from us. Then she wanted further info about which district my fiancée , his parents and I were born ( to my knowledge we have provided this already), and what did my fiancé do between finishing high school and going to university 25 years ago. Then she acknowledged receiving his new police check, because I asked. The latest communication was about arranging an appointment time. Who knows, maybe not that bad communication record in over 8 months. In the first 10 months after our application I have not contacted the first CO, only to push a bit for the interview , after 3 months she was saying that she will do the interview "shortly". Our first CO did the interview with my fiancée in June 2012, 10 months into waiting.


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I usually say it has been x number of months that we have been waiting, is there anything further she needs from us to have our visa finalised. I have got first time an email saying that she is our new CO and needs security clearance to proceed , then a little annoyed email saying to contact her only if there is new information, and that she doesn't need anything further from us. Then she wanted further info about which district my fiancée , his parents and I were born ( to my knowledge we have provided this already), and what did my fiancé do between finishing high school and going to university 25 years ago. Then she acknowledged receiving his new police check, because I asked. The latest communication was about arranging an appointment time. Who knows, maybe not that bad communication record in over 8 months. In the first 10 months after our application I have not contacted the first CO, only to push a bit for the interview , after 3 months she was saying that she will do the interview "shortly". Our first CO did the interview with my fiancée in June 2012, 10 months into waiting.
They are just incompetent, plain and simple from ASIO to DIAC, all of them are incompetent. My fiance and I will probably just get married at a registry outside Australia in a few months and change our application from the PMV to the partner one just so we dont have to do another visa application in Oz, pay hefty sums ,receive crappy service, and wait another 2 years for a visa

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I usually say it has been x number of months that we have been waiting, is there anything further she needs from us to have our visa finalised. I have got first time an email saying that she is our new CO and needs security clearance to proceed , then a little annoyed email saying to contact her only if there is new information, and that she doesn't need anything further from us. Then she wanted further info about which district my fiancée , his parents and I were born ( to my knowledge we have provided this already), and what did my fiancé do between finishing high school and going to university 25 years ago. Then she acknowledged receiving his new police check, because I asked. The latest communication was about arranging an appointment time. Who knows, maybe not that bad communication record in over 8 months. In the first 10 months after our application I have not contacted the first CO, only to push a bit for the interview , after 3 months she was saying that she will do the interview "shortly". Our first CO did the interview with my fiancée in June 2012, 10 months into waiting.
Oh this is so terrible. I wonder if we can ask for a new CO. It sounds so much like the chilly reception I get from her but she has the gaul to say to my love that we can contact her anytime as this is her job!!! I was scared off writing to her when the supervisor told me via email that I should not contact her unless I have something to give them etc but now as we are close to when other Oct applicants are going to get their visa's I have no problem with writing to her and I think I will stand firm with her if she gets nasty. Firm but polite if that makes sense.

I wish you had the timeline banner signature Krissaid as I forget which country you are from but I am sure it is African and boy how the African's are suffering!

Stay strong!! Bless you.


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They are just incompetent, plain and simple from ASIO to DIAC, all of them are incompetent. My fiance and I will probably just get married at a registry outside Australia in a few months and change our application from the PMV to the partner one just so we dont have to do another visa application in Oz, pay hefty sums ,receive crappy service, and wait another 2 years for a visa
Hey Gerrywins.....I have thought about that option myself and would need to work out how it would affect things. As far as I know you don't lose you spot in the queue but just shift into the different category (which is assessed in the same way anyway).

For all of us I think it would mean still being apart from our loved ones UNLESS we could get a tourist visa....which is pretty hard to get.


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Hey Gerrywins.....I have thought about that option myself and would need to work out how it would affect things. As far as I know you don't lose you spot in the queue but just shift into the different category (which is assessed in the same way anyway).

For all of us I think it would mean still being apart from our loved ones UNLESS we could get a tourist visa....which is pretty hard to get.
Yes, I know what you mean. Getting married does not really change much, just changes the category of the visa. I am willing to do that if only to avoid doing another application by the end of the 9 month that the PMV stipulates.

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